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Cattell Says Pedigree The Key To Sire Success

Friday, 28th July 2006

Mindful of the maxim a horse "can outrun its pedigree, but will almost never outbreed it", Tariqa Park's Cathy Cattell is equally enthusiastic about her other young sire Mustabshir (Red Ransom-Startling Lass, by Luskin Star) who entered stud last year. A stakes-placed metropolitan winner, Mustabshir is by Vinery's globally influential shuttler Red Ransom & is a half-brother to former crack racehorse & successful sire Shovhog from boom broodmare Startling Lass. She, in turn, is a sister to Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes winner Midnight Fever, & is also grandam of the young Redoute's Choice stakes-winning filly Leveller. Free of both Northern Dancer & Danehill, his pedigree offers breeders prepared to negotiate on a $5,500 fee a terrific out-cross opportunity, particularly with Danehill line mares.

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